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Ohio Medical Marijuana Ballot Ready to Sign and Circulate

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The medical marijuana ballot petition for Ohio patients has been approved by Board of Election, Secretary of State, and the Ohio Attorney General. The Ohio Alternative Treatment Amendment petition is ready for you to help circulate and get it signed!

Now let’s make Ohio Medical Marijuana a reality! We will need thousand's of signatures so we can put it on the ballot. if you want to get involved as a petitioner please download and print the instruction PDF file then, the official petition at the end of the paragraph, and be sure to email us using the contact link. Be sure to read the first page carefully, then print as many copies as you can afford and go get signatures. You will find it is a rewarding experience. Here is the link to the official petition with an instruction page.

You may want to get several clipboards to make your signature gathering quicker, especially in a crowd. Miami Valley NORML provided some helpful hints for a clipboard to making it easier and faster to collect signatures. You can get the image so you can make your own sign for your clipboard with this link to the image.

Be sure to look over and become familiar with the official instructions (5MB file) that were provided by the Secretary of State. This explains how signatures are verified. The important parts are highlighted in yellow, and again it is a big file (5MB). Be patient if you have a slow connection. A smaller legible copy (1.3MB) is also available in this link.

Please send the ballot committee an email using the Contact MMJBALLOT link so Ohio Patients can help assist and coordinate efforts. You may also keep up to date with the Ohio Alternative Treatment Amendment by joining the Facebook page.

 

Medical Marijuana News

Recently, Ohio Patient Network President, Robert Ryan, spoke at a local Democratic Club meeting about medical marijuana.  Ryan explained the history, including the racist undertones, associated with the prohibition of marijuana. He went into great detail on current medical marijuana efforts and proposed legislation. The session was followed by a Q & A session.  The democrat members asked a number of good questions.  One in particular was the role of drug testing by a construction manager.

Ryan's response was centered on abuse of any drug, including marijuana, is not conducive to a safe work environment.  Failing a drug test by consuming marijuana does not necessarily translate to a lack of coordination required in many professions.  Drug tests are not tests of intoxication.  Going further, he brought up basketball players and well-known skateboard athletes who use marijuana and are outstanding athletes.  The construction manager understood the difference.

At nearly the same time, Ethan Nadelmann, the Director of Drug Policy Alliance, was at a medical marjuana event where he said, "the tide has turned and the wind is at our backs."  Ryan felt the same way at the Democratic event.